Terrance Magee Player Evaluation

Scout's Dave-Te Thomas breaks down LSU running back Terrence Magee.

Terrance Magee runs hard and fights for yards after contact, but appears to lack ideal lower body strength and is going to have problems pushing the pile in short-yardage situations. He does an adequate job of setting up blockers and flashes the ability to exploit cutback lanes, but needs to be more patient at times, as he doesn’t always let blockers get into sound position.

The Tiger is quick enough to turn the corner, but lacks elite top-end speed and isn’t going to break as many long runs at the NFL level. He also shows adequate balance and can bounce off arm tackles. He lacks prototypical elusiveness but flashes the ability to make the first defender miss. In the passing game, Magee is quick enough to separate from man coverage, as he catches the ball well and is fluid turning up field, but he isn’t going to be much of a homerun threat at the NFL level.

Magee is a wiling pass blocker that will not hesitate to step up and flashes the ability to hold ground. As the 2014 progressed, he started becoming a more instinctive runner with good vision, which helped him find the hole and burst through it. He is an effective downhill runner with the balance and leg drive to break tackles. He doesn’t show good hip wiggle, but does have a feel for the cutback lanes. He runs hard, giving a solid effort to move through the trash.

With his ability to stay at a low pad level, Magee can run through defenders on initial contact. He runs with good body lean and works to finish while maintaining balance. He has a good feel for reading his blockers and will get the hard yards up the middle when he keeps his shoulders squared. The thing you see on film is Magee’s pick-and-vision when running inside. He does a good job of picking up his feet and is functionally nimble working through tight areas.

There is no question that the senior adds value as a receiver, as he has good hands catching the ball out of the backfield. He looks comfortable plucking the ball away from his body and as the 2014 season was winding down, his improved strength helped him to run through arm tackles to gain yards after contact. He is the type of in-line blocker who will not hesitate to face up, and he has the valid kick slide to neutralize bull rushers. He is not an explosive contact seeker, but does have a good concept for angling and seeks out and finds the second level defenders well.

Terrence Magee NFL Scouting Combine measurable

30-inch arm length
9-inch hands
22 reps
37-inch vertical jump
115-inch broad jump
7.52 3 cone drill
4.37 20 yard shuttle

Dave-Te’ Thomas is a sports writer, talent evaluator and scouting personnel consultant for a majority of teams in the National Football League. Thomas runs a scouting information service called NFL Scouting Services and produces THE NFL Draft Report, a publication provided by league headquarters to the media in preparation for the NFL Draft.


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